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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 76  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172--175

Pityriasis lichenoides with ulceronecrosis and hyperthermia: A rare variant of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta

Departments of Dermatology, Pathology, PGIMER, Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012, India

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Sarvjit Kaur Virdi
#1090 Phase 3B2, Mohali, Sector 60, Punjab - 160 059
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.60572

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Pityriasis lichenoides with ulceronecrosis and hyperthermia (PLUH) is a severe variant of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta that is characterized by high fever and papulo-necrotic skin lesions. We report the case of a 49-year-old male with typical features of PLUH along with an unusual manifestation of extensive skin necrosis including involvement of the intertriginous regions. Systemic administration of corticosteroids and antibiotics did not help to control the disease and the patient succumbed to death due to its fulminant nature.


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